Call for Submissions!

Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our May/June 2016 issue. We are looking for feature articles, provocative essays, investigative reportage, interviews, profiles, book and film reviews, humour, and photography rooted in feminist, anti-colonial, and anti-capitalist analysis. If you’ve got a story in mind, we want to hear your pitch!

Queries are due by January 6, 2016. If your query is accepted, first drafts will be due by February 11. Your query should outline what ground your contribution will cover, list the interviews you plan to do, give an estimated word count, and indicate your relevant experience or background in writing about the issue. If you would like insight into how to write a successful query, there is an example with explanations here. If you haven’t written for Briarpatch before, please provide a brief writing sample.

Please review our submission guidelines before sending your query to editor AT briarpatchmagazine DOT com.

Our standard rates of pay are as follows:

  • $50 – Profiles, short essays, parting shots (generally <1000 words)
  • $100 – Feature stories, photo essays
  • $150 – Research-based articles and investigative reportage (generally 1500-2500 words)

We reserve the right to edit your work (with your active involvement) and cannot guarantee publication.